Under the Milky Way Tonight

I have classes for next semester. And I didn't have to wait for hours in line either, which was a fantastic surprise. I did have to do the usual running around when I couldn't get into a seminar class that I'd hoped to get into, but I got into an equally interesting one.
Next semester, this is what my course load is looking like:

Math: A Liberal Art
History Seminar: History of Norwich University
American Politics
World Lit II

And with that, I'll have the proper number of credits to graduate on time!

My wrist is still sore. I think that I might have sprained it. It's not broken, as that it didn't swell up like it did last time and it doesn't hurt nearly as much as it did when fractured and I have full mobility with it. It's still an annoyance though. (And no, Sarah, the Ninjas need not come and kidnap my bike. It's not out to kill me.)

Not too much else to talk about. A friend gave me some bluegrass covers of Greenday's American Idiot album, which is a very odd combination, but it sounds really good. Galactica's on tonight. Go watch.


Okay, I'm typing with just one hand at the moment. The good news - I'm not dead, just injured. The bad news - my right hand and wrist will be in a cast for the next four weeks. I fractured it while biking home after class today. I took a corner a bit too fast, too wide and went flying over the handlebars. My injuries:

  • Fractured right wrist (most likely)
  • Lacerated left knuckles
  • Several smaller cuts to both arms
  • Lacerations to my upper lip and chin
  • Bruised left arm

That's it. Not too bad, and I didn't notice the wrist until about an hour later. The school infirmery refered me to the doctor's, who gave me an x-ray and cast. I have to have it on for the next four weeks.
What annoys me the most is that I can't go rock climbing for a little while, nor can I really ride my bike for that time.

Ow! (Or, when I needed Bicycle repair man the most)

Four weeks into school, riding my bike and I've had my first accident. Nothing serious, but I banged up my knee and palm of my hand. I should go slower around corners where cars might also be coming around. Having to suddenly decrease your turn radius isn't fun, especially with a backback on. I also had the fun pleasure of digging all the crap out of my hand, then finding some bandages.

Of course, my luck would have it that I probably need to replace my rear shifter, as it's no longer working, and I'm not well versed enough in bicycle repair to attempt it myself.

This is a job for Bicycle repair man!

Update: Kudos to Bicycle Express of Northfield, for taking one look at my bike and fixing it and then not charging me. I'll probably go to them when I need to get my bike tuned up for the year.


Finally, a problem that's been plaguing me for almost a year and a half now is over with, for now. I've had ingrown toenails for that time, due to a number of reasons, from cutting them improperly and my hike down the Grand Canyon, which made things worse. It's painful and problematic, especially after it became infected. So before I head off to London, I finally got it checked out by a doctor in Burlington. I thought that I was going in for a consulting thing, but after thirty minutes, I was limping out of there with the problem somewhat fixed. Some local anestetics, some clipping of the overgrown parts of the nail and some bandaging, and problem solved. Hopefully it will last for a while.
After that, while I couldn't feel my toes, I stopped by my dad's office to help them move. Ever since KAS started, they were in an office building with a couple of other companies. Now they're in their own office a couple miles down the road. From there, I went and visited my grandmother, talked with her for a little while. She's had a bit of a rough week, because one of her neighbors died the other day, and while I was there, she recieved word that a close friend had been killed in a car accident. After that, I visited my friend Sarah, then went back home. Almost ran out of gas on the way back, then went and picked up my friend Kyle, who's spending the week with us while on break.
Yay for vacation!